Any suggestions to remove scratches from a TV screen (not the CRT)? A friend must
have transported her TV with the face on something mildly abrasive, and it created a
spot a few inches square on the screen.
Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
(121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
If the screen is plastic, try this stuff. It fixed scratches on my
black plexiglass refrigerator door quickly and easily. Worked great! I
actually sent them an endorsement that is posted somewhere on the
Note: I'm not affiliated with the company in any way except as a
if it's plastic, look up micromesh, or even some of the very fine car
if it's glass, good luck. if the scratch is large enough to catch a
fingernail, it can't be polished out with distorting the view through it.
If it's old enough, it might actually have a "safety glass" in front of
the CRT, before they figured out how to build CRT's that didn't need them.
I started working in a TV repair shop circa 1951, and every "big" set I
saw back then had a flat piece of safety glass in front of the CRT face.
Thanks for the mammaries,
P.S. If it is glass, J.C. Whitney, the auto parts company has a kit
containing a wide felt buffing wheel you can stick in an electric drill
along with some cerium oxide polishing powder.
I bought one last summer to remove fine scratches caused by running a
busted wiper blade over a car's windshield. It worked great, but wasn't
the fastest job in the world, you have to be carefull not to build up so
much heat in one spot that the grlass cracks from thermal strain.
The TV's CRT vacuum tube itself is very thin glass. All TV sets have
a safety glass layer infront. The TV sets since the 80s have
conformal safety glass over the CRT. So don't worry about working on
it so long as you are not going to hit it with a hammer.
Use a metal polish BRASSO to smooth out as much of the scratches as
you can. When done apply Future Wax a liquid acrylic floor polish. It
will fill out the scratches to even out the optical properties. Its
like applying a thin film of water. You won't notice the scratches if
the patch is wet. Test first by rubbing a piece of glass on some
fine sanpaper to create the scratches, Then try the restore method
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